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Tommy Caldwell Is Living in a Climber’s Paradise

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Photo: Alison Vagnini
Pro climber Tommy Caldwell is living the dream with his family in Estes Park, Colorado. He converted a garage into a mega rock gym, built other, smaller climbing walls and scattered them throughout his house, and he’s got a Sprinter van outfitted with a shop’s worth of gear. If that’s not enough, he also has a shed solely for his skis and boots. Last month, he gave us the full tour. Prepare to be jealous.
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The garage has been converted into a massive climbing gym, with six full-size mattresses and three walls.
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One of the bouldering walls in Caldwell’s garage.
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The house has two stories, both of which have plenty of climbing space.
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Boxes of holds to keep the routes fresh.
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The second story, with a rotating Treadwall, on the left.
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Everything in Caldwell’s house is meticulously organized.
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The man’s got a Sprinter, too. Here he holds his daughter, Ingrid, while his son, Fitz, plays with toy trucks.
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Inside the van.
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Fitz and his tiny motorcycle.
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The van has a fingerboard, too.
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And lots of other trad gear.
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As is the case inside the house, the Sprinter is organized very carefully.
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The pop-top lets Caldwell and his family sleep comfortably in the field.
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For when nature calls.
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Oh, yeah, there’s a shed, too.
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It’s filled with a lot of other mountaineering gear, like skis and boots, as well as a few bikes.
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